07.01.2017 - 08.01.2017
On Saturday, the morning was left free for the students to complete a scavenger hunt created by Barcelona SAE. The students went to various parts of the cit to explore some differences between Spain and the US and to see some additional sites not otherwise on our itinerary. We then met back at the hotel and went as a group to the restaurant where we would participate in a calçotada. Vaughn was our leader for the day so he led the way.
A caloçotada is also known as a Spanish barbecue and is something they do this time of the year. It features a calçot, which is basically a large green onion. It is cooked over a fire and wrapped in newspaper to steam. When you get it, you peel off the charred outer layers and eat the white part of the onion dipped in a delicious romances of sauce. To eat, you hold it above your head and drop it into your mouth. Below you can see a Tanner and Lukas demonstrating. There was a lot of food served at the meal and we were really full at the end. It was a fun experience, and some students found some new foods they didn't expect to like.
After the meal was complete, we had the rest of the afternoon and all day Sunday free. I went to Madrid to visit a friend. The rest of the group did a number of things around Barcelona. With the trip now half-way through, everyone is making sure to get to all the places they want to make sure to see. A number of people also took advantage of the free time to rest, which is also very important.
Sunday night, most of the group went to a bar to watch the Packers beat the Giants in the playoffs. The game was on here at 10:30pm so it was a late night for us, but we were glad to see a win!
Go Pack Go!